PSL: Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, and Wasim Akram tested positive for Covid-19



PSL: Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, and Wasim Akram tested positive for Covid-19

PSL: Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, and Wasim Akram tested positive for Covid-19

January 27, 2022  Authorbet365baji

According to a source, Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz and batter Haider Ali have tested positive for coronavirus. Additionally, Karachi Kings President Wasim Akram has also got COVID-19, only two days before the commencement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Monday that the franchise's Kamran Akmal and Arshad Iqbal had tested positive for COVID-19 and were substituted by individuals from the reserves pool, bringing the total number of coronavirus positive players for the Zalmis to four.

According to the PCB, the substitution will be temporary, and the players will be able to rejoin the squad upon fulfilling isolation and having negative PCR tests.

PSL 2022 is slated to kick off in two days, on January 27, at Karachi's National Stadium, but some players and support staff have already tested positive for Covid-19.

The PCB announced four days ago that three cricketers and five support employees from various teams have tested positive for Covid-19.

Sportsmen and officials who tested negative were placed in a biosecure bubble and allowed to continue training on January 24.

The PCB has stated that each team would be limited to 20 players at any given time, and that the player who is replaced will be permitted to return to the field with the consent of the event technical committee.

The seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League will begin on January 27, and Peshawar Zalmi will kick off their campaign on January 28 against Quetta Gladiators.

Since the outbreak began in 2020, Pakistan has recorded 1,381,152 cases and 29,122 deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unlike the previous two seasons, when the PSL was split into two legs, the PCB has no intentions to postpone or cancel the event this year if the players contract Covid-19. The league will resume after a week's vacation, with the bio-bubble being reset from the ground up.

While each of the six teams has 20 players, games will be allowed to proceed if 13 players are present on each side in the case of an outbreak.

Despite the virus concern that has surrounded the PSL, Ramiz Raja sees foreign players as a benefit for Pakistan, which will host four important countries this year, including Australia for the first time since 1998.